Museum Unveils Mastodon Specimens at the Capitol

On Thursday, February 24, representatives from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science brought select mastodon specimens -- a leg bone and a tusk -- to the capitol to display for one day only. In addition, Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) delivered a resolution to recognize the extraordinary achievements of the teams involved in the discovery, excavation, preservation, study, and promotion of the Ice Age fossils found in the Town of Snowmass Village last fall. 

Members of the "Tusk Force," a local committee of leaders from Snowmass Village that is determining how to best share the scientific findings with the public, visited the Capitol to receive the resolution along with representatives from the Museum, and others involved with the discovery and preservation.  

"This is truly an extraordinary discovery for the state of Colorado. I am so pleased to be able to bring forward this resolution to acknowledge the outstanding teamwork in managing the discovery site and ongoing preservation and study of this important find," said Senator Schwartz, who was appointed to the "Tusk Force" based on her role as a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley for over 40 years and her representation of the area as a state senator since 2006.


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